Skip to Main Navigation Skip to Content
A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.
Menu

Video Varmints from Ideal (1983)


It’s the Varmint Wars!

Released in 1983 by Ideal, Video Varmints has the look and feel of a two-player video game, but it is actually air-powered. Players attempt to blow as many of their red or blue varmints into their opponent’s goal by repeatedly pounding on bellows located on opposite ends of the board. Each press of the button generates a puff of air that moves pieces back and forth. The player who “conquers the most varmints” wins the game.

The Friday Five

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!